Taiwan Draft Labeling Criteria for Consumer Chemical Products

by Weisin ChaiOn December 29, 2016, Taiwan released the Draft Labeling Criteria for Consumer Chemical Products for public comment. The Draft Labeling Criteria for Consumer Chemical Products was enacted in accordance to Article 11 of the Commodity Labeling Act.Consumer chemical products, in this standard, refers to chemical products entering the market for display or for sale, and posing physical, health or environmental hazard risks while being used by consumers.The following label elements are required for chemical products in general:Product name;Manufacturer or appointed manufacturing company's name, address and telephone numbers;For imported products, include the importer's or agent's or dealer's name, address and telephone numbers;Product's place of origin;Main ingredients (if ingredient contributes to major functions of the products, i.e. perfume essences);Product's net weight, volume or other measurements;Manufacturing date and valid dates or valid periods.Other products that possess physical, health or environmental hazards, shall contain the following additional information on the label:Hazard ingredients;Hazard classification, hazard pictogram, signal word, and hazard statements in reference to the Appendix of the Standards, which is aligned with the Taiwan National Standards of the Republic of China (CNS) 15030 on Classification and Labelling of Chemicals;Precautionary statements;Flash point, for flammable liquid products.The information mentioned shall be attached on the product, inside or outside of the package, or in the manual.Hazard pictogram shall provide the symbol in black, with a white background and red border. The size of the pictogram is not specified. A size with an adequate warning effect will be sufficient.This standard is expected to be effective in two years after it is approved and announced. For further details of the Standard, readers may refer to the websites below.References:Taiwan Draft Labeling Criteria for Consumer Chemical Products (available in Chinese (Traditional) only): http://gazette.nat.gov.tw/EG_FileManager/eguploadpub/eg023001/ch04/type3/gov31/num13/Eg.htmTaiwan Commodity Labeling Act (available in English): http://law.moj.gov.tw/Eng/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?PCode=J0080011Taiwan National Standards of the Republic of China (CNS) 15030 on Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (available in Chinese (Traditional) only) (available for purchase): http://www.cnsonline.com.tw/Let's block ads! (Why?)